has rendered itself to address untapped issues before like human
security (which used to be a primarily State business) and the
rights of people with disability. Also open discussions of
sexuality, when addressing HIV/AIDS control, among the conservative
Sudanese communities are new frontiers. This what makes JASMAR
innovative and non-conventional. While these challenges are in need
for fundamental changes in policy and mindsets, concrete advocacy
campaigning is crucial to achieve meaningful results. JASMAR
believes that operational research and field surveys are key to
effective advocacy campaigning. Hence it is intuitive to
incorporate advocacy as an integral component of almost all JASMAR
submitted proposals. Meetings, consultations,
workshops, publications, media campaigning, community mobilization
are but some of the advocacy tools JASMAR is adopting.
advocates for the followings treaties:
1. Mine Ban
2. Rights of
People With Disabilities
Chronology of cross line events
CBL organized a strategic planning workshop to develop a three-year
plan 2000-2002 .Sudan CBL members decided in the strategy document
that they have to seek engagement with NGO partners in SPLAM area
and thy mention the name of OSIL as possible partner . The aim was
to seek working together in advocacy issues and action pertaining
the ban of the APL.
visited Sudan and met with Sudan CBL members. the idea of a cross
line meeting has been suggested by Sudan CBL and accepted by land
mine action UK (LMA) .LMA got funding later from the Diana memorial
fund for the initiative support.
action UK hosted in London a joint meeting between Sudan CBL, OSIL
and SIMAS .the groups agreed in working together in principle in
mine action and signed a MoU.
developed a joint project for information gathering on both sides of
the conflict in Sudan . The EC funded the project , Oxfam agreed to
be the partner with EC and Sudan CBL and OSIL as the local NGO
partners. the project called SLIRI (Sudan landmine information and
established presence in Khartoum for the first time
2002 a joint assessment in the nuba mountains took place in on both
sides of the nuba mountains .LAM SCBL and OSIL were involved.
initiative faced so many difficulties and disagreement between the
partners on management issues, ownership and indigenous empowerment
and cross line confidence building. Sudan CBL and OSIL pulled out. LMA registered in Sudan as as NGO and now struggling to gear the
project back to its cross-line nature addressing the very basic
issued of Sudanese ownership, capacity building and mine action as
peace tool between the partners.
September 2002 and February 2003
national mine action office NMAO was established in Khartoum and
Rumbek in September 2002 and February 2 respectively2003
CBL ,OSIL and DCA signed a MoU in Geneva for joint cooperation in
mine action. the government of Sudan SPLM/A and the UNMAS signed an
other MoU for the same purpose.
action coordination meeting took place in um sirddiba of the nuba
mountain representative from the GOS .SPLA/M ,UNMAS ,Sudan CBL and
OSIL to discuss coordination issues and future plans .then every
three months a cross line management meeting takes place at a
neutral zone ,ether inside Sudan or abroad.
Graduation of trainee de miners took place after a joint training
conducted by UNMAS and DCA trainees came from OSIL from the SPLA/M
and JASMAR from the GOS areas.